ditzy

[ dit-see ]
/ ˈdɪt si /

adjective, dit·zi·er, dit·zi·est.

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ditsy

or dit·zy

[ dit-see ]
/ ˈdɪt si /

adjective, dit·si·er, dit·si·est. Slang.

flighty and easily confused; mildly or harmlessly eccentric.

Origin of ditsy

1975–80; expressive coinage, perhaps with elements of dotty1 and dizzy; cf. -sy
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British Dictionary definitions for ditzy

ditzy

ditsy

/ (ˈdɪtsɪ) /

adjective -zier, -ziest, -sier or -siest

slang silly and scatterbrained

Word Origin for ditzy

C20: perhaps from dotty + dizzy
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Word Origin and History for ditzy

ditzy


adj.

also ditsy, "stupid, scatterbrained" (especially of women), by 1973, U.S. slang, of unknown origin; one guess is that it is related to earlier U.S. black slang dicty (1926) "conceited, snobbish," also of unknown origin, but the sense is very difficult. The noun ditz (1982) appears to be a back-formation.

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